Thanks to several emailers like Lorna who wondered if at the prices the state-owned, state-run elites at the CBC pay, they get extra services like the ones promoted and presented on the CBC… like Ball Waxing.

CBC executives live it up at taxpayers’ expense

OTTAWA—Executives at Canada’s public broadcaster have run up huge bills staying at luxury palace-like hotels in Europe where rooms go for a staggering $800-plus a night.

Documents obtained through Access to Information show former president and CEO of the taxpayer-funded CBC, Robert Rabinovitch, enjoyed a five-day stay at the posh Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Turkey.

The stay in September 2006 cost $4,377 to enjoy the hospitality of one of the world’s most luxurious resort accommodations.

The hotel’s website entices potential visitors with the promise of “a personal butler for each guest, award winning cuisine” and “luxurious facilities.”


Lee also billed the CBC about $200 for something called “Kosmetik” during her stay. Chambers could not explain the expense, but staff at the hotel said it was likely for the purchase of skin lotion or another cosmetic product.

State-owned, state-run media should be banned in this country, and that should be enshrined in our constitution. 

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